Saturday, January 21, 2012

Art Update

Here are shots of some of the paintings I'm currently working on. As I sometimes forget one needs the right tool, or brush, for the right job. I try to hold off on noodling any details too early in the painting as they often get lost in the following washes. This can be hard because it seems all the cool washy wet on wet goodness happens in the beginning. I immediately want to jump in and refine the nuanced transitions and granulations with a number 4 round brush. Having a little confidence that cooler washes will present themselves later takes some experience and trust in the medium. Even now this is something I'm still working on.

A lesson I learned from a painting teacher back in college was to paint the entire piece with one large brush and put off the smaller brushes completely. Of course I compromise a bit but holding off on the smaller brushes does seem to help in the long run...when I can resist.


Stacy LeFevre said...

Whoa, is that a broom used in the last photo? I hope your college professor didn't mean a brush THAT big, hah. Even so, it seems like you've gotten a good painting out of it!

(Sarcasm aside, I am curious about that technique)

Gorgeous works, can't wait to see the next steps!

EricFortune said...


Unknown said...

Bahahahahaha! That's hilarious :D
Dig the pieces!

Annie Nguyen said...

Great Work Eric!!!